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Federal Contractor Misconduct Database (FCMD)

The federal government routinely awards contracts to companies with histories of misconduct, including contract fraud and other violations. POGO believes that providing this website will help to improve contracting decisions and increase public knowledge of how the government spends billions of taxpayer dollars each year. Read more…

United States and Arkansas v. ExxonMobil (Mayflower, Arkansas Oil Spill)

The United States and the state of Arkansas filed a joint enforcement action against ExxonMobil Pipeline Company and Mobil Pipe Line Company addressing ExxonMobil’s unlawful discharge of approximately 134,000 gallons of heavy crude oil from a 20-inch diameter interstate pipeline – the Pegasus Pipeline – that ruptured in Mayflower, Arkansas, on March 29, 2013. The rupture caused oil to spill directly into a neighborhood a nearby waterways and forced residents to evacuate their homes. The lawsuit sought civil penalties and injunctive relief under the federal Clean Water Act and Arkansas environmental laws. In April 2015, ExxonMobil agreed to pay $4.19 million in civil penalties, $600,000 for an environmental project, and $280,000 to cover the Arkansas Attorney General’s litigation costs.

Misconduct Type
Environment
Enforcement Agency
Multiple Agencies
Contracting Party
None
Court Type
Civil
Disposition
Settlement
Date of Complaint
6/13/2013
Contractors Involved Penalty
Total
Exxon Mobil $5,070,000
Further Information Released
Consent Decree 4/22/2015
DOJ Press Release (April 2015) 4/22/2015
Complaint 6/13/2013
DOJ Press Release (June 2013) 6/13/2013

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Federal Contractor Misconduct Database